I had believed that everyone knew Doraemon, a popular Japanese manga series. It was my favorite cartoon. I started reading it when I was in junior high school, same as Nobita, a pre-teen boy who always got help and support from Doraemon. I thought it would be good to have a friend like Doraemon.
During the exam season, I told my friend that “I need Doraemon”. I thought he would ask me back the special thing I needed, but he asked me that “What is Doraemon?”
Oh… I was really surprised that he did not know Doraemon. Maybe Doraemon was popular only in Asian countries. So, I told him that Doraemon was a special blue cat who had many special things and what I needed from Doraemon was a time machine; I wanted to travel forward in time because I did not want to have exams.
My friend laughed. He told me not to need a time machine because it meant we lost time for a month and we would miss many things in life. It was true. He was right.
His words made me thinking of an American comedy-drama named “Click”. The story was about a workaholic man who got a special remote that allowed him to fast-forward and rewind to some parts of his life, and finally because of overuse of the remote, he missed important events in his life.